NCTA appeals FCC's MDU exclusivity rule

The National Cable and Telecommunications Association has appealed the recent Federal Communications Commission order banning exclusive cable TV contracts with owners of buildings considered multi-dwelling units (MDUs). The new order was intended to affect all existing and future relationships between cable TV firms and MDU owners, but the NCTA's motion, filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., says that it flies in the face of an order the FCC issued in 2003 that invited such exclusive contracts.

Telcos stand to gain some potential customers if the new FCC order sticks, though they have for the most part not shown urgent interest in serving MDUs.

For more:
- read this article in Light Reading's Cable Digital News
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The NCTA filing
- Apartment owners have also appealed

Related articles:
- The FCC issued the anti-exclusivity ruling in November 

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